In 33 years of forecasting trends, the Trends Research Institute has never seen a new year that will witness severe economic hardship and social unrest on one hand, and deep philosophic enlightenment and personal enrichment on the other.
I’m not pessimistic about the future, mind you, I’m optimistic. Once we get through the present transition (and presuming the world doesn’t descend into deep darkness), human life will massively improve. Our descendants will look back at our time as
Very simply, since no one has a totally clear vision of what lies ahead, we are all left with degrees of accuracy. Anyone with a higher degree of accuracy, even by only a few percentage points, can achieve a significant competitive advantage.
Alex Jones interviews Lew Rockwell on how to help the process along./b>
If policymakers were gunfighters, they’d be out of bullets: They have run out of effective policy tools to improve the economy.
Some of the most respected prognosticators in the financial world are warning that what is coming in 2014 and beyond is going to shake America to the core.
Never ones to turn down a chance to sing about vehicles, we can’t help but take a little inspiration from Zager and Evans: "In the year 2025, if man is still alive, if race cars can survive, what will we find?" The Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challe
“The czar was always sending us commands – you shall not do this and you shall not do that – till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die.” – Mark Antin
It's hard to believe, but this is my first time discussing bitcoin on this site.
When in architecture school, my heroes were Archigram, the English architects famous for among other things, Ron Herron's Walking City from 1964.
A reporter says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government.
To be sure, what is at issue here is ‘strategic power’ – the capacity of a country to shape international outcomes and to move other parties (state, non-state) to do something that they would otherwise not have done. Just as importantly, this strat
It’s starting to feel like we are part of a giant poker game against the US government, whose hand is the true condition of the American economy.
Investor sentiment towards precious metals is at the lowest level in over a decade.
Renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair says financial calamity is just around the corner for America. Sinclair contends, “We are facing the annihilation of currency.
The Age of Authority, now drawing to a close after ten thousand blood-stained years, has also largely been an age of witlessness and fraud. Stripping history of all of its excuses and rationalizations, it is surpassingly difficult to find a single ru
The future of your clothes will be electronic.
) Where will you be when the food riots begin? What will happen when China unleashes a cyber attack on the power grid infrastructure?
Would you like to surf the Internet, make a phone call or send a text message using only your brain?
Oh ye of little faith!
How soon will people and machines become one? What are the ethical implications of living for hundreds or thousands of years? James Woods visits with LiveScience reporters @DavidSkyBrody and @JillScharr to explain his new Science Channel series.
During the Cold War, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) were designed to send nuclear warheads hurtling across the globe, aimed at population centers.
Which comes first, Dow 20,000 or Dow 5,000... and when?
The collapse of American society is accelerating. For the moment, much of our social decay is being masked by the tremendous level of affluence that we are experiencing.
It may not happen this month, or even this year, but food stamp riots are coming to America. In fact, we got a small preview of the coming food stamp riots this past weekend when a "temporary system failure" caused food stamp cards to stop working i
Which is better for feeding the world's growing population — small farms or large ones? Small farms produce a wide variety of crops, which is good for biodiversity. Two billion people directly depend upon them. But large farms are more productive, an
In the near future, advances in biomedical technology will enable citizens of developed countries to live dramatically longer lives.
In the early days of artificial intelligence research, it was commonplace for the well-educated academics in the field to (mistakenly) think that being “intelligent” meant being good at things that other well-educated academic researchers struggled a
By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world's population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods.
With rumors this evening of the White House calling around for support for Yellen, Marc Faber's comments today during a Bloomberg TV interview are even more prescient.